Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rough; riotous; turbulent; rebellious; ungovernable; hence, overpowering of its kind.
- n. An unruly or unmanageable person.
“The plant, which will be rebuilt from torn-down parts of an existing facility, will use "supercritical" technology that produces lower carbon emissions compared with a standard coal-fired plant.”
“The couple, avid collectors of timbers, architectural woodwork, mantels, floors and bricks salvaged from torn-down buildings, incorporated the material into Square Woods, the Woodbine home and horse farm they had constructed in 1972.”
“As conceived by two local landscape architects, Gero Heck and Marianne Mommsen, the design is meant to fill in the emptiness created by the postponed reconstruction of the Hohenzollern's city palace, which in turn is meant to replace the now torn-down East German capitol building, the Palast der Republik.”
“The hotel-casinos in question account for around 26% of the hotel rooms that are attached to casinos in Atlantic City, leaving out the unfinished Revel and the torn-down Sands.”
“PriarieMod reader, Marty, let us know that he is looking for a good home for windows salvaged from the torn-down Richard Bock house, formally of River Forest, IL.”
“The hotel features recycled bricks and stones from torn-down city sites in its decor, and prides itself on low-wattage bulbs.”
“My field of vision, framed by the opening of the torn-down wall in the dilapidated storehouse above the cellar, was almost entirely obscured by the dense dark forest that lay shrouded in layers of mist, while the coming dawn was barely discernable as”
“No amount of scientific scrutiny or torn-down prison wire can bring us truly closer to the birds.”
“Instead, there are small groceries, used tire dealers, barber shops, and people picking the mortar off bricks from torn-down buildings.”
“Some of the flooring and beams come from torn-down barns in New Hampshire.”
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